Into the Mists: S. A. Andrée’s Balloon Expedition Towards the North Pole: Riffenburgh, Beau
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Into the Mists: S. A. Andrée’s Balloon Expedition Towards the North Pole

Author(s): Riffenburgh, Beau

Copyright: 2018, Norway
Specifications: 1st, square 8vo, pp.267, 2 color & 205 bw photos, 4 color & 8 bw illus, 4 maps, wraps
Condition: new

Salomon August Andrée and his attempt to reach the North Pole in the balloon Örnen have captured the imagination of people for at least 120 years. In addition to the obvious question “Whatever happened to them?” came the difficulty of understanding why three reasonable men would risk their lives on such a reckless project, without the proper training, preparations, planning, equipment, and back-up plan.

This book is the story of those three men - Salomon August Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Frænkel - and their tragic expedition. It tells how Andrée got his idea, the process leading up to the flight, the expedition, the mystery, and the discovery of the remains at Kvitøya in 1930. Also included is the original plan as Andrée presented it at the Sixth International Geographical Congress in London in 1895.

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